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Laura Méndez de Cuenca: A Force for Mexican Modernity

Mílada Bazant.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online January 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Social and Cultural History; History of Gender and Sexuality. 9321 words.

One of the leading figures who pioneered and promoted changes toward modernity in Mexico City was Laura Méndez de Cuenca. Laura dared to transgress the traditional Catholic norms of her...

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Lucha Libre

Stephen Allen.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online September 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Social and Cultural History; Urban History; History of Gender and Sexuality. 7610 words.

Lucha libre, or professional wrestling, has become a staple of urban Mexican culture over the course of the 20th century. In the past twenty years, it has gained international acclaim for...

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Masculinities, Consumption, and Domesticity during the Perón Era

Natalia Milanesio.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online May 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Contemporary History (Post 1945); History of Gender and Sexuality; Labour History. 7144 words.

Supported by a multiclass alliance including the working class and some sectors of industry and the military, Juan Domingo Perón’s government (1946–1955) industrialized the country,...

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Men and Modernity in Porfirian Mexico

Robert M. Buffington.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online April 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Modern History (1700 to 1945); Social and Cultural History; History of Gender and Sexuality. 9328 words.

The Porfirian era (1876–1911) marked a watershed in social understandings of manhood. New ideas about what it meant to be a man had appeared in Mexico by the middle of the 19th century in...

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Sexuality and Black Magic in Brazil

Kelly E. Hayes.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online April 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; History of Religion; Social and Cultural History; History of Gender and Sexuality. 11730 words.

Belief in the power of feitiçaria or black magic has both endured and continually changed over time in Brazil. However, black magic is a peculiar and protean thing. Rather than defining a...

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Women and Commercial Sex in the Viceroyalty of New Spain

Nicole von Germeten.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online April 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Social and Cultural History; History of Gender and Sexuality; Legal and Constitutional History. 11081 words.

Female occupational and economic choices help clarify understandings of colonial historic agency, especially in the lives of Mexican women who made their income as alcahuetas or “bawds.”...

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Women and the Catholic Church in Colonial Brazil

Carole A. Myscofski.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online April 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); History of Religion; History of Gender and Sexuality. 8015 words.

Women in colonial Brazil (1500–1822) were affected by the presence of the Portuguese Roman Catholic Church in nearly every dimension of their lives. The Catholic Church dominated the...

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Women in Mexican Politics since 1953

Sonia Hernández.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online February 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; History of Gender and Sexuality. 10314 words.

Since the founding of the Mexican republic, women have been politically engaged in their respective communities. The creation of a modern nation-state during the last decades of the 19th...

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The Women of Guadalajara in Mexico’s History

María Teresa Fernández Aceves.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online August 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Social and Cultural History; History of Gender and Sexuality. 10597 words.

From the War of Independence until the recognition of female suffrage in Mexico in 1953, the women of Guadalajara witnessed different forms of activism that touched upon national and local...

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Women, Politics, and Media in Uruguay, 1900–1950

Christine Ehrick.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online August 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Modern History (1700 to 1945); Social and Cultural History; History of Gender and Sexuality. 5202 words.

In the first half of the 20th century, Uruguay was a relatively educated, democratic, and politically progressive South American country, and women there used old and new media for...

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